|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I had just finished a bottle of a Japanese cleansing oil that was doing a decent job but I thought I would branch out and try out some other products out there that were easier to get locally. I have been wanting to give this Clarins product a try and thought this might be just the thing for my first cleanse.
I got a tester at the Clarins counter at my local Bay and loved the smell as well as the texture of the product. The smell is refreshing and slightly citrus-y which is always a nice scent when you're washing your face. I used it as the directions prescribed and it goes on a gel then you massage in and it becomes an oil. Pretty fun.
At first I was just rinsing my face with water after and I thought that would be enough. A couple days later I started breaking out quite badly for me. I'm not completely sure if it is this product or that time of the month so I stopped for a bit and things subsided. I tried again and my face flared up again. Recently though, I decided to try again and clean the product off my face with a hot towel and that has really helped. Just rinsing with a clean hot towel everyday has been helping in general. I have a feeling that the product and makeup was not rinsing off properly with the way I was cleansing before and clogged my pores.
Once I finish the tube I will move on and try some other products. I would rather spend my money ($36 CAD 125ml/4oz ) on something that doesn't have the potential to break me out. This just is not for me.
Edit: 30 Oct 2013 I have stopped using this for about a week and no more major breakouts. So I think this was the culprit. 2 lippies for good packaging, texture and fragrance.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
At first I quite liked this cleaning gel/oil. It seemed a reasonable price in AUS (around $40AU from memory), however I quickly learned that so much was required that it was actually very expensive. That wouldn't have bothered me if it had worked, but I realised it was making my skin worse. I broke out in pimples really badly and realised that this was because it DID NOT REMOVE MAKEUP!!
It is quite gentle and if you don't wear makeup or wear minimal makeup perhaps it could work for you. I have found that DERMALOGICA PRECLEANSE IS AMAZING- gentle and removes all traces of makeup. I always double cleanse (an oil based makeup remover followed by Dermalogica Ultracalming cleanser) and even double cleaning whilst using the Clarins puremelt didn't help as the puremelt didn't remove my makeup.
I have sensitive skin that I prone to pimples that time of the month and swear my using a gentle cleanser to rebalance my skin after makeup remover (though not really needed when using the dermalogica pre-cleanse as it doesn't dry my skin out). I figure one cleanse/makeup remover is needed to remove makeup and then one cleanse is needed to cleanse my makeup free skin.
At the end of the day, see if you can get a sample of the puremelt as it may work for you (but use a white towel to see if makeup remains after cleaning - I was horrified when my white towel was orange after using puremelt!!)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The Elemis Melting cleansing gel is much better and so is the one in the Nuxe Rose range. This is average in performance and just feels no where near as good as the Elemis. Cleansing power is average and doens't rinse as cleanly as the Nuxe or Elemis. I like these for taking off eye make up since there is no rubbing and tugging (wipes = no no!). Its like a solid cleansing oil which leaves residue so must be followed by another cleanser. Since its rather pricy I would rather stick with buying cheaper asian style cleansing oils since they do the same but at a third of the price and keep buying the Elemis since i just feel its worth the price.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Fine Eyes: Blue
I really wanted to be enthusiastic about this product because it gets so much praise, but I've been pretty disappointed. While it definitely doesn't strip my skin, I'm not entirely convinced that it's getting all my makeup off--while I don't think this product is breaking me out, exactly, I've been having more pimples since I switched from my old (heavier) balm cleanser to this product, and it makes me think this just isn't heavy-duty enough to remove all my makeup. A few nights ago I used toner after I cleansed with this and noticed a distressing amount of makeup coming off on the pad.
While I might just bear up and use a pre-cleanser or some other product to get my face sufficiently clean if I otherwise liked the product, I also really don't like the smell--not exactly old lady perfume, but some kind of heavy, floral-ish scent that I personally find pretty unappealing (I tend to prefer cleansers that have either citrusy or herbal/medicinal scents). Generally, I'm a big fan of Clarins skincare, but this is a no-go for me, especially for the price.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This feels amazing on my skin, I love using it when having a wee 'pampering' session and massaging the oil well into my skin before washing it off and it turning into a milk. I don't use it daily though as I like to jump into the shower in the morning and quickly wash my face...I cant seem to do this with this product without water getting into it quickly and it turning to milk before I've had time to enjoy the lovely oils. Still a great product though, maybe just not right for my routine.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I adore this cleanser. It is the only cleanser that actually soothes my skin! Non stripping and nonirritating, lightly moisturizing. Perfect for temperamental hormonal menopausal women's skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I got this product in a kit from Clarins a few days ago in boots. I was pretty excited to use it due to the change in texture of the product - from a gel to an oil to a milk! My first thought was that it wouldn't get rid of my 15hour matte water resistant make up as not much does...! However when I worked the gel into damp skin, it turned into the oil as promised which instantly took away any make up on my face. I took it up onto my eyes though I'm not sure if that's suggested - it did a pretty good job at removing my long lasting eyeliner and waterproof mascara too which I didn't think it would. It left my skin feeling incredibly comfortable & really clean. It felt super soft & looked glowing. My only problem would be that it would be best in a pump action bottle as it can be pretty fiddly with the cap when you've got the product in your hands!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I figured out this year that I really shouldn't use any fragranced products (along with anything containing alcohol, citrus- or lavender oils, etc), so I sort of left this product on the shelf for a while, even though I'd been really fond of it in my mysteriously dry and acne-prone but very luxe recent past (how I miss you, super-fragranced and super-fancy French skincare!). One day when I'd accidentally put on way too much foundation and just wanted to get it all OFF, I took a chance with this cleanser again and I was surprised to see that I didn't feel tight or itchy afterward. I've been using it now when I wear both sunscreen and foundation, and haven't noticed any negative effects even after repeated use. This works like a good oil cleanser should, and is gentle on the eye area. It has a really satisfying amount of "slip," and leaves your skin feeling a little moisturized (what some people would call slightly greasy--resist the urge to double-cleanse unless you're going with something really gentle like a cream cleanser, alcohol-free toning lotion, or honey mask, though!). I do wish it was slightly less fragranced, though, as I don't even find the smell that pleasant. It has a really typical, lilies-and-powder funeral parlor/department store perfume feel.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Fine Eyes: Blue
One of the more expensive products I own, I finally caved in to buying this after reading rave reviews on a beauty blog. I was wary of using this 'oily' product on my combination oily skin but I really shouldn't have worried about that! Normally I'd use Lush's Ultrabland, cleansing wipes and Lush's Tea Tree Water for removing makeup, but I wanted something that would make my skin feel truly refreshed before going to bed. Costs £19.50 from Clarins counters for a full size tube but I got mine online for £15.
First I attempt to get the worst of my makeup off with Boots unscented face wipes and Simple eye makeup remover. I apply a ~1p-sized blob of the wonderfully textured gel into my hands and rub it all over my dry face which creates a 'milky' texture, taking extra care on my eyes - it doesn't sting unlike most cleansing products which is a novelty, but I really dislike the feeling of getting anything in them at all. I then use my Clarisonic Mia gently all over for 60 seconds before washing everything off with a warm damp flannel. Sometimes I'll have eyeliner or mascara traces on my inner eyelids but as I really hate rubbing anything into my eyes I have to remove that separately with a cotton bud and gentle eye makeup remover. After drying my face, my skin feels clean, refreshed, soft and lovely - well-hydrated and not at all greasy.
I can't say anything bad about this cleanser, it's one of the best things I've ever bought for my face. Coupled with the Clarisonic I have wonderfully clean, clear skin - who wouldn't want that? Definitely repurchasing when I run out, the price really is worth it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This cleanser reminds me of YSL's grain free exfoliator. I mainly use this at night to remove sunscreen and makeup, massage the gel into your skin, the product changes from gel to oil (don't worry it's not runny) and rinse with water. I use a clarins Shea butter cleanser after this if I was wearing makeup or waterproof sunscreen. This product feels super luxurious and leaves my skin soft. It did not break me out and the fragrance was pleasant and did not irritate my sensitive skin. I don't recommend this product for removing eye makeup as you need to rub to emulsify the product. I prefer this over cleansing oil because of the scent and texture, it is a tad expensive but I will repurchase because I think it's worth it.